Lucca is a Roman town located in the Tuscan region of
Italy. The town is surrounded by 16th century red brick walls
that have been adapted into a tree-lined promenade used by walkers,
runners and cyclists.
Awash with historical architecture, Lucca boasts a heritage that
stretches back across many centuries. Amongst the winding cobbled
streets you'll discover a labyrinth of traditional houses, quiet
courtyards and peaceful piazzas all steeped in Italian style.
Bordered by rich countryside that produces fruit, grapes and
olives, a Lucca holiday is a perfect blend of bustling town life
and beautiful scenery.
Why visit Lucca?
Holidays to Lucca are ideal for those wanting the Italian
experience without the flashiness of some of the more famous
resorts. This quiet Tuscan town has plenty to offer thanks to its
rich history and fantastic landscape.
The town has little in the way of typical tourist attractions, but
that's its charm. Instead of a staged holiday destination, Lucca
holidays offer visitors a true taste of Italy.
Wandering through the resort you'll mix with locals and come
across medieval and Renaissance architecture hidden amongst
unassuming traditional Italian stone houses.
Sightseeing in Lucca
Lucca is a small town that's big on history, evident through its
monuments, museums and picturesque roman villas.
The San Frediano church was founded by an Irish saint and is
popular with visitors. The San Michele church is said to be the
most photographed view thanks to its sheer beauty. The unique
church has no windows due to money running out before
If art is your thing then spend an afternoon in Lucca's art
gallery Pinacoteca Nazionale and you'll also find paintings
alongside sculptures at the Museo Guinigi.
Whilst a holiday to Lucca isn't brimming with sights, it's
perfectly placed for visiting those further afield. For a contrast
to the laid back atmosphere in Lucca take a day trip to the famous
cities of Pisa or Florence, both easily accessible from here.